Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has one occupational therapy assistant school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Nevada State College has a total student population of 2,516. It is the 5265th highest ranked school in the USA and the 25th highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Occupational Therapy Assistant students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become occupational therapy assistants, medical assistants, medical office assistants, registered occupational therapists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 26,680 people working as occupational therapist assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,830. Also, Occupational therapist aides make on average $28,890 per year and there are about 8,040 of them employed in the US today.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Nevada State College ends up costing a student $10,150/yr.